Upcoming Colloquium

Student Presentations
Students, CSU Long Beach

May 2 and May 4, 2022
11:00am in HSCI-105

For individuals not able to come to campus, the Colloquium will also be simulcast live via Zoom. Please contact

CSU Long Beach physics students talk about their student research projects.

The Colloquium is a unique opportunity for students to learn about new developments in physics and what physicists do after they graduate. Hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State University Long Beach, the weekly meetings invite guests from universities, research laboratories, and industry to present and discuss current topics in physics. All students are encouraged to attend for a well-rounded experience and training in physics.

Colloquium Coordinator

For information and suggestions about the colloquium please contact the colloquium coordinator:


The Spring 2022 colloquia starts on January 31.

Upcoming Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
May 2, 2022 Student Research Presentations Students, CSU Long Beach
May 4, 2022 Student Research Presentations Students, CSU Long Beach

Previous Colloquia

Previous Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
April 25, 2022 Hunting long-lived particles at the CMS experiment Dr. Daniel Diaz, UC San Diego
April 18, 2022 Looking Forward at CERN's Large Hadron Collider Dr. Jonathan Lee Feng, UC Irvine
April 11, 2022 Walking The World Back From the Nuclear Brink: What can Scientists do? Dr. Sebastien Philippe, Princeton University
March 21, 2022 Statistical Challenges in Big Data Astrophysics Dr. Alexander Szalay, Johns Hopkins University
March 14, 2022 What does optimal human practice look like? Dr. Joshua Samani, UCLA
March 7, 2022 Exploring the Milky Way's past and present using the atomic hydrogen emission Dr. Juan Diego Soler, Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali, Rome, Italy
February 28, 2022 Mapping Active Galactic Nuclei using Light Echoes Dr. Triana Almeyda, South Carolina State University
February 23, 2022 A stellar census for the ages: Surveying Galactic & extragalactic history with asteroseismology Dr. Joel Zinn, American Museum of Natural History
February 21, 2022 What's the (dark) matter with dwarf galaxies? Dr. Ferah Munshi, University of Oklahoma
February 16, 2022 Star-Planet Interactions and Resolved Galaxy Evolution Dr. Tara Fetherolf, UC Riverside
February 14, 2022 Einstein on the Computer: Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Computational Astrophysics Dr. Maria Okounkova, Flatiron Institute
February 7, 2022 Investigating the Origin of the Stars Closest to the Milky Way Supermassive Black Hole Dr. Devin Chu, UCLA
January 31, 2022 What are Majorana zero modes and why should you care? Dr. Sankar Das Sarma, University of Maryland College Park

The Colloquium Archive has the Colloquia from previous semesters.


We acknowledge with gratitude donations and support from the following present sponsors:

  • H.E. and H.B. Miller and Family Endowment
  • Benjamin Carter
  • American Physical Society
  • Anonymous

We also acknowledge with gratitude our past donors: The Forty-Niner Shops, Inc., The Northrop Grumman Foundation, Sandra Dana, Anonymous.

If you wish to support the Colloquium, please contact the colloquium coordinator or the department chair. Thank you!